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#OctPoWriMo 2018 Day 12–YAG Operation on One Eye and the Second Noble Truth

October 12, 2018


YAG Operation on One Eye and the Second Noble Truth

Today a doctor

used a laser to return

sight to my hazy left eye

Now I see flowers

soup labels on the top shelf

blurred for many years

Doctor’s schedule full

right eye must wait for five months

Suffer in half sight


A Senryu.  Desire causes suffering, or I didn’t know what I was missing, but now…  A different last line might be: Half sight not 20-20.

  1. Oh my. That’s got to be joyful and frustrating at the same time.

  2. Yep, but could see my Mexican sunflowers blooming 10 feet above me and when I cover my right eye, everything is so crisp!

  3. Andrea R Huelsenbeck permalink

    I love how you altered your illustration to match your poem. Clever.

  4. Used a dirty glass. Pretty close to how it looks in each eye separately but together it is just a bit better than when they were both bad.

  5. I guess half sight is better than no sight, but it must be annoying. Love the poem…and why does it take these doctors so LONG?

  6. Got next appointment moved up fro March to December

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